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Taxation and Customs Union

Operation SNAKE: EU and Chinese customs join forces to target undervaluation of goods at customs

12/09/2014

European Commission Press release Brussels, 12 September 2014 EU and national authorities prevented losses of over €80 million in customs duties, during a major joint customs operation (JCO) coordinated by the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF).

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Customs: Commission adopts strategy and action plan for better customs risk management

21/08/2014

European Commission Press release Brussels, 21 August 2014 A new strategy to improve customs risk management, together with a detailed action plan, was adopted by the Commission today. Robust customs risk management is essential to protect the safety and security of the EU and its citizens, the interests of legitimate...

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Customs action to tackle goods infringing Intellectual Property Rights – Frequently Asked Questions

31/07/2014

European Commission MEMO Brussels, 31 July 2014 See also IP/14/890 1. General information about Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) Why is it important to protect IPRs? As the EU’s 2020 Strategy underlines, the protection of IPRs is key to the EU economy.

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Protecting Intellectual Property Rights: Customs authorities detain nearly 36 million fake goods at EU borders in 2013

31/07/2014

European Commission Press release Brussels, 31 July 2014 Customs authorities in the EU detained almost 36 million items suspected of violating intellectual property rights (IPR) in 2013, according to the Commission's annual report on customs actions to enforce IPR.

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Questions and Answers: The protection of EU financial interests and the fight against fraud

17/07/2014

European Commission MEMO Brussels, 17 July 2014 See IP/14/835 What is the purpose of the Annual Report on the Protection of the EU's Financial Interests? Member States have to adopt all necessary measures to protect the EU budget, and to counter fraud and any other illegal activities affecting the financial...

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Anti-Fraud

OLAF, Eurojust meet to coordinate investigations into Members of the European Parliament

11/04/2011

olaf/11/6 Brussels, 11 April 2011 OLAF in cooperation with Eurojust hosted a meeting last Friday with judicial authorities from Belgium, Austria, Slovenia and Romania on the ongoing investigations into some Members of the European Parliament (MEP)....

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Cigarette smugglers in Lithuania caught with 70 million cigarettes

11/04/2011

olaf/11/5 Brussels, 11 April 2011 Nine people have been arrested in Lithuania in a criminal investigation which the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) has been coordinating for over a year. The investigation, involving law enforcement authorities in Lithuania, ...

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OLAF reaffirms its competence to investigate members of the European Parliament

29/03/2011

olaf/11/4 Brussels, 28 March 2011 According to a report in The Sunday Times issued on 20 March 2011 three Members of the European Parliament (MEP) agreed to put forward amendments to draft legislation in the European Parliament in return for a fee....

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Algirdas Šemeta Commissioner responsible for Taxation "Towards a more efficient European Anti-Fraud Office" European Parliament - CONT Committee Brussels, 22 March 2011

22/03/2011

SPEECH/11/201 Distinguished Members, Ladies and gentlemen, I am very pleased to be here today to present you the Amended proposal for the reform of the European Anti-Fraud Office. In the Reflection paper I presented you before last summer, the Commission ...

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Huge Illegal Cigarette Factory in Poland Raided

15/03/2011

olaf/11/3 Brussels, 15 March 2011 Plans by an international criminal gang to flood the EU market with millions of illegal cigarettes came to an abrupt end recently when Polish Police raided an illegal cigarette factory near to Warsaw, Poland....

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